Wednesday, July 27, 2011


A good friend advised me that three things are required for a happy day as a stay-at-home mom:

1. enough sleep
2. daily spiritual nourishment
3. limited or no computer time while the kids are awake

I think her formula works for me, but I am finding step one to be impossible.
I won't mention the certain someone who thinks he needs to eat at 2am and 5am every morning. Nor will we discuss the fact that doing dishes and cleaning my kitchen is a tremendous time-suck that postpones my bedtime by at least 45 minutes at night. My latest problem is that I have become a food hippie.
Why did I spend three hours today making organic carrot baby food for Ben?
Why am I planning a "baking day" on Saturday to prepare two high-fiber, non-cereal recipes for Zeke's breakfast?
What's wrong with Del Taco Dinner Night?
The American Woman today spends, on average, 15 minutes preparing dinner each night. What's wrong with being average?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

6 months already?

Yes, Ben is 6 months old. You may be thinking that the time just flew by - not so for me. Ben is still a fantastic guy and we are very lucky to have him - even Zeke admits it on occasion. He's growing and changing everyday and we do our best to capture key moments in his journal so nothing will be forgotten.

6 - the number of different solid foods Ben has tried (watermelon, carrots, apples, squash, yams, prunes)
5 - the average number of ounces of milk Ben drinks at eating time
4 - the number of strollers Ben has ridden in
3 - the number of times Ben wears a onesie before outgrowing it
2 - the number of teeth Ben currently has (very small, but visible to the naked eye and yes, I can feel them)
1 - the number of stuffed animals that Zeke will admit belong to Ben (a cute little green frog that Zeke frequently sleeps with)

Happy half-birthday Ben!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Zeke Speaks

"Sometimes, Mama says, 'crap!' everyday."

"Zeke poke holes in the box with screwdriver because Daddy is a bad bunny."

I guess I should watch what I say, eh?